Saturday, July 28, 2012

UPDATE: PARIS IS HOT! HOT FRENCH MUSIC: FRENCH CHANSON. MICHELE'S OWN CREATIONS AND MORE. French Singer Michéle Barbier, Organist Patrick Pernet. Toasting Barney Kirchoff's Birthday. Patricia's Anniversary. Patricia's Paris Expats Soirees Dinners. Sun 29 July. 19h00. (CHECK LOCATION)

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Note: Michéle will be accompanied by Patrick Pernet on the organ. Patrick is a very well-known arranger, conducts singing workshops and is in many shows

For Expats Of All Origins. French. Visitors (All Ages).

Sunday 29 July 2012
19h00 - 22h30ish

Happy Hour. Michéle And Patrick's Performance. Dinner and Dessert. We'll Toast Barney's Birthday. Patricia's Anniversary. More Great Socializing.

Our Guest Of Honor:

Michéle Barbier
Chanteuse (Vocalist)

Patrick Pernet
Musician. Composeur. Arranger.

Paris, French Chanson (Some Songs Inspired By Josephine Baker). Michéle's own special creations. Michèle is also an award winning author

Michèle Barbier was born in Algeria and came to France in 1962. She studied in France and Sweden, and while teaching in Sweden, met Josephine Baker and became her personal secretary. She became a singer, actress and wrote plays performed between 1973 and 1978 - then performed again starting in 2009.

Michèle was hired as a presenter for Circus Schreiber (Swedish) in 1974 and with Adolph Lauenburger, a German animal trainer, directed Cirque Aréna (1976- 1981). (Lauenburger created the Festival Carolingen de St Philbert de Grandlieu in 1978. She subsequently worked for France 2 with Bernard Langlois (émission Résistances).

In 1984 she created the Gala de la Press in which journalists and presenters from all fields prepared a circus show, modeled after the l'Union des Artistes and Gala des Grands Ecoles, to render a festive homage to different humanitarian causes each year, attracting viewers attention to their activities. Many important charitable organizations benefited. Michèlè has written several books and plays and received several awards. Her latest novel is "the circus" (Editions Riveneuvre), released in January 2011.

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Patrick Pernet:

Address: A COOL, exotic venue with great food in the heart of the Latin Quarter!

It's €24.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun gourmet dinner at our favorite, upbeat restaurant in the Latin Quarter, m° Cluny La - Sorbonne. Free-flowing wine. We'll confirm the address with the reservation.

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Cool Jazz Venue In The Marais - A Breath Of Fresh Air. Thank You Patricia Myers


La Cav du 38 Riv (, is a relative newcomer to the vibrant Paris jazz scene, opened in 2007 by Vincent Charbonnier, a jazz fan and bassist for 20 years.  This sub-sub-subterranean club (3 flights down) is in the heart of the Marais at 38 rue Rivoli (M: Hotel de Ville or St. Paul). Jam sessions start at  8:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays ( free entry); concerts are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays (occasional variations to this schedule, closed in August, reopening Sept. 1). The jams, led by French jazz pianist Julien Cloriatt, are popular with young musicians, who last Monday demonstrated high-level creativity and proficiency. One set featured a Japanese pianist, Serbian bassist and three French  saxophonists and drummer. The cave has air-conditioning with in rows of folding chairs, on couchs in a  small side room, and an ajacent bar area with high stools and closed-circuit flat-screen TV of the action; the menu offers
 wine, beer, liquor and sandwiches.  -- by Patricia Myers (

Photo: Paulette Laguna

Jazz Journalist Patricia Myers Was last Sunday's Paris Soirees Speaker (, "Jazz Goes To The Movies." She Generously Contributed This Review.

(Almost 100 Years After The Harlem Hellfighter's Band Brought Jazz To Paris And About 70 Years After The Death Of Django Reinhardt, Jazz Is Still Going Strong In Paris, Especially With Young Musicians.)


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